Public Description of Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (Scop.) P. Karst.

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Name: Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (Scop.) P. Karst.
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Auriculariales
Family: Exidiaceae

General Description:

Spoon to tongue shaped, gelatinous, Silvery to tan, translucent, fertile surface with spines, stipe eccentric

Diagnostic Description:

Unique species


Widely distributed in Europe and North America. Also Central America, northern South America, Asia.


on conifer logs and stumps,2 at times appearing terrestrial; under the roots of yew; on hardwood in tropics2

Look Alikes:





1 Arora, Mushrooms Demystified (Ten Speed Press 2d ed. 1986)

2 Gibson, Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Version 2.1.1 (Apr. 2014) (application, downloadable at

3 Index Fungorum record 120525

4 McKenney, Stuntz & Ammirati, The New Savory Wild Mushroom (Univ. of Wash. Press 3d. ed.)

5 MycoBank #120525

6 William Roody, Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians

7 Trudell & Ammirati, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest (Timber Press 2009)

8 Michael Wood & Fred Stevens, The Fungi of California (a MykoWeb Page)


Common names: white jelly mushroom, toothed jelly fungus, jelly tooth, jelly false tooth, toothjelly2; cat’s tongue
Classification per Mycobank:5
Fungi, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Tremellomycetes, Tremellomycetidae, Tremellales, Exidiaceae, Pseudohydnum
But Classification per Index Fungorum:2
Incertae sedis, Auriculariales, Incertae sedis, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycotina, Basidiomycota, Fungi

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editors: Matt Welter, Joseph D. Cohen